Bessé

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Bessé
Town hall
Town hall
Bessé is located in France
Bessé
Bessé
Coordinates: 45°57′22″N 0°04′28″E / 45.9561°N 0.0744°E / 45.9561; 0.0744Coordinates: 45°57′22″N 0°04′28″E / 45.9561°N 0.0744°E / 45.9561; 0.0744
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente
Arrondissement Confolens
Canton Charente-Nord
Intercommunality Pays d'Aigre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Noël Lizot
Area1 7.67 km2 (2.96 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 149
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 16042 /16140
Elevation 84–131 m (276–430 ft)
(avg. 111 m or 364 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bessé is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 250 —    
1800 382 +52.8%
1806 386 +1.0%
1821 418 +8.3%
1831 420 +0.5%
1841 403 −4.0%
1846 413 +2.5%
1851 414 +0.2%
1856 413 −0.2%
1861 440 +6.5%
1866 405 −8.0%
1872 410 +1.2%
1876 429 +4.6%
1881 377 −12.1%
1886 380 +0.8%
1891 344 −9.5%
1896 334 −2.9%
1901 334 +0.0%
1906 325 −2.7%
1911 330 +1.5%
1921 277 −16.1%
1926 263 −5.1%
1931 261 −0.8%
1936 265 +1.5%
1946 237 −10.6%
1954 222 −6.3%
1962 216 −2.7%
1968 169 −21.8%
1975 137 −18.9%
1982 116 −15.3%
1990 132 +13.8%
1999 152 +15.2%
2008 149 −2.0%

The inhabitants of Bessé-sur-Braye are called Besséens.

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